Have a laugh at my Southland accent, I know you want to.
I was going to throw in a few extra ‘R’ words but the memory stick ran out of space and cut me off.
Whilst doing some digging to try and find part numbers to the JDM IRS C32 shocks, I stumbled upon many things Laurel ( ローレル) and thought to myself, well hell, why not make an entry with a few different ones that are for sale currently on YAJ (Yahoo! Auctions Japan) .. SO! Here goes;
This tidy example is up for 250,000JPY “Buy Now” roughly $3800 in New Zealand dollars. It’s a 2litre Auto but without any engine shots, it could be either L20E or RB20E powered. The Hakosuka type boot spoiler fits quite well with the boxy shape.
It’s not a new thing and it’s not entirely automotive, however the Southland Museum & Art Gallery currently has an exhibition from a chap who turns car parts (amongst other things) into sculptures. There was a good dozen or more there but not all of them took my fancy, the Museums policy of “no flash photography” meant that my photos are below average, however they’re still good enough to show you people some of the more interesting ones;
All these sculptures are by Chris Meder, feel free to look him up, he’s probably got something somewhere to ogle online. Perhaps. If you’d rather just see the few more shots that I took, click the more.
Apologies for the lack of posts from my end lately – been quite busy with other things, though I have been hammering out a few articles in the back of my mind for eventual submission to the blog, and today’s mini-update somewhat relates to one of them.
here we have a tidy little “Series 2″ (or Mk4) Escort RS turbo, nice car ‘n all, but upon closer inspection the price is enough to give anyone a heart attack. And that’s pretty much it; I’ve never really understood what makes ’80s “European” Fords any more desirable than their Aussie or Japanese counterparts, but I can tell you now if I tried selling my TX3 for a similar amount I’d probably get laughed off the face of the earth.
Silliness and bullshit aside, stay tuned for a new ’80s turbo talk article in the coming week(s). By now you’ve most likely guessed what it’ll be about!